Summery Elizabeth Bennet has grown up in the middle class English countryside. At a party, she meets the stuffy and snobby Mr.Darcy Elizabeth takes an instant dislike to him. Supported by the lies of Mr. Wickham, one of Mr. Darcy’s enemies, Elizabeth believes him to be a horrible person. Little does she know that he has been falling for her.
Summary When the lie is revealed, Elizabeth is stunned to see that Mr. Darcy is not as bad as she thought he was and that he was actually a good person. Then Mr. Wickham runs away with her sister, destroying the entire families reputation. Now Elizabeth may never know how Mr. Darcy feels about her and what might have been.
Passage Picker It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Opening of Pride and Prejudice I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine. Elizabeth Bennett But that was only when I first knew her, for it is many months since I have considered her as one of the handsomest women of my acquaintance. Mr. Darcy about Elizabeth
They walked on, without knowing in what direction. There was too much to be thought, and felt, and said, for attention to any other objects. Elizabeth and Darcy You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever. Mr. Darcy to Elizabeth I cannot fix on the hour, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun. Darcy to Elizabeth
Word Wizard Pride-Arrogant or disdainful conduct or treatment Prejudice-An adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge or examination of the facts. Adoration- The act of worship. Profound love or regard. Tumult-Agitation of the mind or emotions Trifle- Something of little importance or value. Amiable-good-natured and likable
Connections This story is about a bad first impression that turns out to be wrong. When I first met a new girl, I thought that she was really rude because she didn’t talk to me. It turned out that she was really shy. She became a good friend. In part of the story, Elizabeth has to take care of Jane who got really sick. It reminds me of a time that my brother had surgery and I had to help my mom take care of him. I cared about what happened to him just like Elizabeth cared about her sister.
Connections Mr. Wickham tells a lot of lies about Mr. Darcy to make Elizabeth not like him. It reminds me of a time that a girl in my class started a rumor about my friend so that she wouldn’t be liked by anyone. I knew it wasn’t true so I didn’t believe it. It hurt my friends feelings. The setting of the story takes place in England. I have visited England and enjoyed going to places that had ballrooms like the ones in this story.